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With about 130 vehicles between emergency services, the sheriff's office, public works and the county administrative team, Dawson County spends about $200,000 a year on vehicle maintenance.
With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.
K. New Business
Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.
6 p.m. Thursday, city hall
The Dawson County commission will consider Thursday whether to make county employees take Sept. 4 and four other unpaid "days of rest" this year.
Less than a year after his appointment to Governor Sonny Perdue's Public Defender Standards Council, Dawson County Commissioner Mike Berg has agreed to chair the board.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall
Homeowners can expect to pay between $200 and $300 more on their property taxes due to the cancellation of the state's homestead exemption for 2009.
It wasn't an easy decision, but Dawson County's finance and budget staff is recommending employee furloughs beginning next month.
County officials are considering an ordinance to regulate the use of all-terraine vehicles in Dawson County.
With the approval of the county's operating budget last week, residents can breath a sigh of relief that there will be no tax increase in 2010.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.
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Even without a budget for the next year set in stone, the Dawsonville city council has once again decided not to tax its residents for living inside the city limits.
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